This seems to be a tough question lately!
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Exactly!! I may need to "educate myself on the issue of international law", but I know enough to realize that consent is key. A sovereign state can consent to international law. can interpret the law to suit their own interests or choose to ignore it. This is the backbone of sovereignty or the basis of self-government.
I also know enough history to know that the struggle over Jerusalem control extends far beyond "recent history" .
cshell_sonny wrote:Israel is not obligated to abide by international law and has every right to act as a sovereign state.
Israel is not obligated to abide by international law and has every right to act as a sovereign state.
This is true. If we had a bit of a smack down with Canada and ended up being stuck with Ontario, we could make it our capital, without any permission from "international law".
``I don't think that other entities can impose a capital city on another country.``
I suggest you look up international law and educate yourself on the recent history of the area. East Jerusalem is considered occupied,under military rule. It is officially part of Palestine, not Israel.
This has nothing to do with imposing a capital on another country but respecting international law and the right to self-determination. You, as an American, should understand the concept of self-determination.
Land seized during a war is NOT considered, under international law, annexed. If that was the case, the US would own Japan and Iraq. Canada would own Holland. Germany would be subdivided into areas owned by other countries.
Residents living in the occupied land have the right,under international law, to self-determination. They do not suddenly loose their citizenship in their country, just because their land is being occupied by a foreign power.
East Jerusalem was not ceded to Israel under any treaty. It is therefore, under international law, not part of Israel.
You need to do extra work, pile on the useless links, and look up the big words because it is crucial that you distract people, including your own supporters, from the foundation of your beliefs which are rotten.
Look what is being focused on. the economy? Iran? Jobs? Nope. Free condoms, Romney's bank accounts and their locations, when did he leave Bain Capital, etc...?
"According to the state of Israel, it is Jerusalem. However, this is not recognized by many countries due to recent history."
I don't think that other entities can impose a capital city on another country.
"To clarify, which presidents have embarrassed the US by claiming that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, when US foreign policy does not recognize Jerusalem as such?"
Obama, in 2008, when referring to any negotiated agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority said that it " must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state with secure, recognized, defensible borders. And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided.”...........Of course this was said at an AIPAC policy conference. Perhaps his opinion is still evolving?
How about Bill Clinton: " During the 1992 Presidential campaign, Bill Clinton said: "I recognize Jerusalem as an undivided city, the eternal capital of Israel, and I believe in the principle of moving our embassy to Jerusalem."
Or......you can take hours to compose lengthy posts with lots of big words to try to impress people into thinking that you are super intelligent....hahaha
you know..those who have to make an extra effort to prove it............... are usually lacking!
This administration continues to embarass our country!